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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} USA bombers {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update_1.65_"Way_of_the_Samurai"|Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} USA bombers {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update_1.65_"Way_of_the_Samurai"|Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]].
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The B-34 is a typical American bomber in the sense that it's decent payload is outdone by its defensive armament. While it's maximum payload and the ability to carry a torpedo is nice, it's not necessarily as good as it's ability to take and give out damage to other aircraft. Start with base/pillbox bombing, and should an enemy fighter come to engage, give him hell with your turrets. do slight maneuvers constantly to throw off his shots while trying to put as many shells into his engine/pilot as possible. with any luck he will fall out of the sky in no time.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,572 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|508||497|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||28.6|| 29.3 ||8.5||8.5||480
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,572 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|573||539|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||25.4||27.0||19.8||12.0||480
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 340 || ~?? || ~?
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 260 || < 290 || < 320 || > 337
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 1,615 m || 1,600 hp || 1,984 hp  
 
|-
 
|-
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 4,023 m || 1,450 hp || 1,798 hp  
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
 
<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
  
* No armour plating
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* 12 mm steel - in front of pilot
* No armour glazing
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* 12 mm steel - behind pilot
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
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* 12 mm steel - bulkhead behind cockpit
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
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* 12 mm steel - tail bulkhead
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* 20 mm steel - front of dorsal turret
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''-->
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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* 2 × 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, cheek-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
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* 2 × 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
<!--=== Suspended armament ===
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''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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=== Suspended armament ===
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
<!--
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{{main|AN-M57 (250 lb)|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|Mk.13/44}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is able to be equipped with:
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* 7 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
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* 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
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* 1 x 2216 lbs Mk. 13/44 torpedo
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
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<!--''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''-->
-->
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended with:
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* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg = 800 total)
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* 2 × 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, tail turret (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
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! Type  
 
! Type  
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
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! colspan="3" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Turret 7 mm
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|
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|Offensive 7 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|New 7 mm MGs (turret)
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|ITC mk.III
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|New 7 mm MGs
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Turret 12 mm
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|
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|Offensive 12 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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| Engine Injection
 
| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|  
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|New 12 mm MGs (turret)
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|SBC-17
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|New 12 mm MGs
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
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* Reasonably effective armament consisting of 2 x 7.62 Brownings and 2 x 12.7mm Brownings that are nose mounted
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* Durable air frame for it's BR
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* Reasonably effective defensive armament with good coverage on the rear section of the plane.
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* The dorsal turret can swivel 360 degrees and even fire at targets the nose of the plane
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* Can provide initial cover for other bombers until fighters reach their altitude.
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* Blazing fast top speed compared to other medium bombers at it's BR
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* Reasonably large payload capacity.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
*
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* The belly of the aircraft is a massive blind spot in the aircraft's defense
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* Poor climb rate and energy retention
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* For the most part, the offensive armament will only be useful in attacking enemy bombers, ground targets, or engaging fighters head-on, as the plane is too unmaneuverable for any real dog fighting of any kind.
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* Steel construction makes this plane particularly heavy, and a small payload limits this plane's ability to be used as a tactical or strategic bomber.
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* The Elevator can be shot off by an enemy plane easily. This can cause it to become uncontrollable in certain situations. However, it can still be controlled by operating flaps or adjusting engine power.
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* Poor maneuverability
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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In the beginning of the war, the British was looking for a medium-ranged anti-submarine warfare and patrol aircraft to support the existing Avro Anson. The Lockheed company sent a drawing of thier model 144 civillian airliner. The British Purchasing Commission saw the design and asked Lockheed to make modifications to the model 14, also known as the Lockheed Super Electra. Modifications include two fixed forward-firing Browning 7.7mm machine guns in the nose. There was also the installation of Boulton Paul dorsal gun turrets with two Browning machine guns. Some models had beam guns installed, other had different engines or propellers. They called it the Hudson, eventually it needed a replacement. So Lockheed made it bigger and heavier and introduced it as the B-34 Lexington. It went under the US Army as the B-34, and the Navy as PV-2 Harpoon.(V because Vega aircraft division of Lockheed made the Harpoon.) In British service it was simply called the Lockheed Ventura.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Revision as of 19:13, 9 April 2019

B-34
b_34.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
5 peopleCrew
15.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Pratt & Whitney R-2800-31Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
633 km/hStructural
235 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
750 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gunTurret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
7 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Setup 2
1 x Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 3
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 000 / 2 587/2 090 / 2 704/700 / 905Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
× (112) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.5 Sl icon.png× 1.6 Sl icon.png× 0.6 Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft B-34. For the navalized gift version, see PV-2D

Description

GarageImage B-34.jpg


The B-34 is a Rank II USA bombers with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

The B-34 is a typical American bomber in the sense that it's decent payload is outdone by its defensive armament. While it's maximum payload and the ability to carry a torpedo is nice, it's not necessarily as good as it's ability to take and give out damage to other aircraft. Start with base/pillbox bombing, and should an enemy fighter come to engage, give him hell with your turrets. do slight maneuvers constantly to throw off his shots while trying to put as many shells into his engine/pilot as possible. with any luck he will fall out of the sky in no time.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
508 497 28.6 29.3 8.5 8.5 480
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
573 539 25.4 27.0 19.8 12.0 480

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
633 235 340 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 260 < 290 < 320 > 337
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,615 m 1,600 hp 1,984 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,023 m 1,450 hp 1,798 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 12 mm steel - in front of pilot
  • 12 mm steel - behind pilot
  • 12 mm steel - bulkhead behind cockpit
  • 12 mm steel - tail bulkhead
  • 20 mm steel - front of dorsal turret

Armaments

Offensive armament

The B-34 is armed with:

  • 2 × 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, cheek-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 × 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

The B-34 is able to be equipped with:

  • 7 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 1 x 2216 lbs Mk. 13/44 torpedo

Defensive armament

The B-34 is defended with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg = 800 total)
  • 2 × 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, tail turret (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 7 mm Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) ITC mk.III New 7 mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 12 mm Offensive 12 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) SBC-17 New 12 mm MGs

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Reasonably effective armament consisting of 2 x 7.62 Brownings and 2 x 12.7mm Brownings that are nose mounted
  • Durable air frame for it's BR
  • Reasonably effective defensive armament with good coverage on the rear section of the plane.
  • The dorsal turret can swivel 360 degrees and even fire at targets the nose of the plane
  • Can provide initial cover for other bombers until fighters reach their altitude.
  • Blazing fast top speed compared to other medium bombers at it's BR
  • Reasonably large payload capacity.

Cons:

  • The belly of the aircraft is a massive blind spot in the aircraft's defense
  • Poor climb rate and energy retention
  • For the most part, the offensive armament will only be useful in attacking enemy bombers, ground targets, or engaging fighters head-on, as the plane is too unmaneuverable for any real dog fighting of any kind.
  • Steel construction makes this plane particularly heavy, and a small payload limits this plane's ability to be used as a tactical or strategic bomber.
  • The Elevator can be shot off by an enemy plane easily. This can cause it to become uncontrollable in certain situations. However, it can still be controlled by operating flaps or adjusting engine power.
  • Poor maneuverability

History

In the beginning of the war, the British was looking for a medium-ranged anti-submarine warfare and patrol aircraft to support the existing Avro Anson. The Lockheed company sent a drawing of thier model 144 civillian airliner. The British Purchasing Commission saw the design and asked Lockheed to make modifications to the model 14, also known as the Lockheed Super Electra. Modifications include two fixed forward-firing Browning 7.7mm machine guns in the nose. There was also the installation of Boulton Paul dorsal gun turrets with two Browning machine guns. Some models had beam guns installed, other had different engines or propellers. They called it the Hudson, eventually it needed a replacement. So Lockheed made it bigger and heavier and introduced it as the B-34 Lexington. It went under the US Army as the B-34, and the Navy as PV-2 Harpoon.(V because Vega aircraft division of Lockheed made the Harpoon.) In British service it was simply called the Lockheed Ventura.

Media

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Read also

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Sources

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  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


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